I have the results of a large amount of bloodwork back. My RF is still high at 80, but everything else is fine - HepB, HepC, Lyme Western Blot, C reactive proteins, ANA, SED rate.... I don't have the entire list in front of me, but it's all fine. However, my hand joints are still swollen so I am going for an MRI of my hands. X-rays are fine, but the doctor said an MRI would catch the earliest RA. I know I have some sort of arthritis in my hands, but I'm still also convinced I have CFIDS/ME based upon my waltzes with EBV and the fact that I have had exercise intolerance ever since my first bout with mono. I now have three areas I am focusing on: * adrenal fatigue (untested) * more involved viral studies * mitochondrial dysfunction If I have labs done for the mito stuff, would it be better to hold off taking supplements until after those are back? I had my Vitamin B checked and it was nice and high, but only because I'd begun sublingual VitB a week or so before. I really, really need my strength and energy right now. It's a struggle to keep a job (hundreds laid off / made redundant very recently at my company) and my grade schooler is refusing to go to school. This morning was awful - have you wrestled clothing on a kid and carried her to the car and then into school? I'm dreading tomorrow morning.